Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open source organization on a 3 month programming project during their break from school.
Through Google Summer of Code, accepted student applicants are paired with a mentor or mentors from the participating projects, thus gaining exposure to real-world software development scenarios and the opportunity for employment in areas related to their academic pursuits. In turn, the participating projects are able to more easily identify and bring in new developers. Best of all, more source code is created and released for the use and benefit of all.
Students contact the mentor organizations they want to work with and write up a project proposal for the summer. If accepted, students spend a month or more integrating with their organizations prior to the start of coding. Students then have three months to code, meeting the deadlines agreed upon with their mentors.
3rd April 2017 (W. Central Africa Standard Time)
To participate in the Program, a Student must:
- be eighteen (18) years of age or older upon registration for the Program;
- be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited institution, including a college, university, masters program, PhD program and/or undergraduate program, as of the Acceptance Date;
- for the duration of the Program, be eligible to work in the country in which he or she resides; and
- not be an Organization Administrator or Mentor in the Program.
Accepted students spend the summer coding with guidance from a mentor (3 months).
- Successful student contributors are given a $6000 USD stipend, enabling the student concentrate on coding for 3 months
- In 2017, we are using a Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) based calculation to determine the stipend. We start with the base amount of $6000 USD then adjust it based on each country’s PPP value. There is a minimum ($2400) and maximum ($6000) value.